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Outside Tap

Garden taps are very handy to connect the hose for washing the car, watering the garden (or refill the watering can), and washing down the muddy dog (or the kids) and so the list goes on!

We can fit garden taps so you don’t have to run hoses all round the place to reach the car, endless trips to refill buckets or watering cans.  There are, surprisingly, water regulations in place regarding the installation of garden taps.

Guttering

Defective rainwater guttering can be the source of of damp problems in the structure of a building. The guttering and associated pipework are designed to carry rainwater away from a building, if they are not properly maintained, the water can run down the outside wall, eventually causing damage within the structure, ruining the decoration and/or causing mould growth. It is important to keep the guttering and pipework in good repair.

The best time to carryout work on the gutters is in the late autumn, after all the leaves have fallen - clearing gutters before they cause over winter problems. Often problems are only apparent while it is raining, so keep a lookout whenever it is raining for any rain water leaking from the gutters or running where it should not.

If water is seen coming over the side of the guttering during heavy rain, it may indicate that there is a build-up of rubbish laying in it. It is surprising how much rubbish can build up, the common sources are leaves from nearby trees, moss and other growths from the roof, rubbish washed off the roof, scraps of food dropped by birds etc. If you start to look up at guttering around buildings, it is surprising how often you see plants growing up there, these plants must have a root system and that indicates a build up of dirt and rubbish.

 

Water Butt

It makes sense to save rainwater with a water butt, providing your plants with lots of water whenever they need it. This will help you beat the hosepipe bans and drought orders that have become common during the summer months.

Butts are attached to your house, shed, garage or any other garden building that has a gutter and a down pipe. And if a building such as greenhouse doesn’t have any, then consider having them fitted – you could save many litres of water. It is estimated that around 24,000 litres can be saved from the average house roof every year.

Give us a call and we will be happy to help!